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Three Things I Miss About Panama

Three Things I Miss About Panama

After more than a decade in Panama, I’m back in Europe, looking for a new base. I still love Panama. The reasons why I chose it as a base back in 2007 are still the same. It’s an amazing, internationalized destination, with a lively and fun capital city, a global perspective and a strategic location Read more...: Three Things I Miss About Panama

A Simple “Plug and Play” Deal in Panama

A Simple “Plug and Play” Deal in Panama

“The stock market is now a “fully-fledged epic bubble.” That’s according to iconic investor Jeremy Grantham. In a note to investors last week, Grantham warned that, “This event will be recorded as one of the great bubbles of financial history, right along with the South Sea bubble, 1929, and 2000.” I’m not a stock investor. Read more...: A Simple “Plug and Play” Deal in Panama

A Ghost from the Past in Albufeira, Portugal

A Ghost from the Past in Albufeira, Portugal

I came across this old building in Albufeira on a walk a few days ago. It’s got a plaque high up on the left that says Chalet Santa Rita 1938. It’s a beautiful building, but it’s empty, a ghost of the past. It’s sandwiched awkwardly between two big hotels, and its history seems to be Read more...: A Ghost from the Past in Albufeira, Portugal

Escape to Your Own Overseas Playground

Escape to Your Own Overseas Playground

Previously, I spoke to you about places to get residence and a second passport overseas. I discussed getting residence through real estate investment and spots where you can cut your taxes. Finding the right overseas residence is one of the first steps in creating your plan B. It’s a key factor in determining where to Read more...: Escape to Your Own Overseas Playground

Make This The Year Of Freedom

Make This The Year Of Freedom

If you haven’t yet picked your New Year’s resolution for 2021, here’s a suggestion… Make this the “year of freedom…” The year of financial freedom, freedom to travel, freedom from taxes, freedom from restrictions… It might sound ambitious, but in a moment I’ll explain how you can make it all happen. Right now, the travel Read more...: Make This The Year Of Freedom

The Best of 2020 (Part 2)

The Best of 2020 (Part 2)

For me, the holidays are a buffet of traditions. Sometimes literally… On the night of Christmas Eve, my in-laws serve up a big turkey and ham dinner. They normally serve it at midnight. In recent times, however, to accommodate children and the sleepy gringo, they eat early. I have a foot in another world in Read more...: The Best of 2020 (Part 2)

Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

After almost 14 years in Latin America…where I scouted highland towns in Ecuador…checked out coastal resorts in Chile…tried to chase down the next hot spot in the Caribbean…I’m in southern Europe, looking for a new base and any real estate opportunities I come across. I’m in Albufeira, on Portugal’s Algarve coast, as I write. Faro, Read more...: Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card